This blog was actually written on November 14, 2010. That really wasn't that long ago, but it feels light years back.
In our travels, we’ve seen a lot of golden buildings and even a couple of the Golden Temples. But this one takes the cake. As are most buildings covered in gold, it’s very beautiful.
The real beauty of this temple doesn’t lie in the gold plated edifice floating serenely on a sacred pond (The Pool of Nectar), but in the people who care for and visit it. It’s a Sikh (say “seek”) temple, but all are welcome here. When the pilgrims arrive, they are treated as guests and shown the utmost hospitality. We were given a place to sleep, as many meals and as much tea as we required, and a truly welcoming atmosphere. Although a donation of your choosing is requested, all of this is given freely.
|A class on their way to the temple.|
|Everyone awaiting their food|
|This was way more delicious than it appears|
|Huge pot of pulao. The cook gave us each a handful to try then shooed us into the eating area|
|Pots of Chai (tea)|